Josh Foley: The Parametric Painting - Art Collector

  Josh Foley, P1010073, 2014-15. Oil and acrylic on linen, 76 x 61cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallerysmith Project Space

   Parametrics are algorithmic principles that can be formulated to describe surfaces. In his latest body of work, Josh Foley combines rigid mathematical ideas to generate the illusion of painterly gesture. His paintings seek to uncover aspects of the material world, delving into the relationship between digital and non-digital environments.

The painterly texture represented Josh Foley’s paintings is an illusion. That is to say, the surface of the painting is in fact completely flat. This is not evident if the viewer cannot observe the works ‘in the flesh’. This trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye) is not to deceive but to confuse the haptic expectations and bodily relationship with the viewer and the painting.

Exhibition opens: 4-6pm Saturday 14 March 2015
Exhibition closes: 21 March 2015
Location: Gallerysmith Project Space, Level 1, 170 Abbotsford Street North Melbourne VIC 3051

Contact: 03 9329 1860

Share this page: